2011 in England

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2010-11 in English football
2011-12 in English football

Events from 2011 in England

Incumbents[edit]

Further information: Politics of England

Events[edit]

January[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • 15 June – St Paul's Cathedral completes its £40m 15-year restoration project.[21]
  • 29 June – A court ruling restricting the powers of police bail has thrown thousands of cases in England and Wales into disarray.[22]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • 1 October –
  • 5 October – The world's largest solar bridge project gets underway in London.[33]
  • 13 October – Uefa's disciplinary panel decide that England striker Wayne Rooney will miss the Euro 2012 group stage after being banned for three matches for his sending off against Montenegro for an incident the panel described as an "assault".[34]
  • 21 October – London's St Paul's Cathedral is forced to close its doors to visitors for the first time since the Second World War after Occupy London protesters set up camp on its doorstep.[35]
  • 28 October – Dutch engineer Vincent Tabak is convicted of the murder of landscape artist Joanna Yeates and sentenced to life imprisonment.[36]

November[edit]

  • 4 November - Several people die and dozens are injured after 27 vehicles collide - many bursting into flames - on the M5 motorway in Somerset.[37]
  • 10 November – Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire becomes the first NHS hospital to be run by a private firm. Healthcare partnership Circle has been awarded a ten-year contract, and will take over administration of the hospital – which has heavy financial debts – in February 2012.[38]
  • 19 November – Four Metropolitan Police officers are stabbed while chasing a suspect in Kingsbury, north London. Two officers are seriously injured, while a 32-year-old suspect is arrested for attempted murder.[39]
  • 30 November – More than one million public sector workers in England, including teachers and civil servants, strike over proposed pension changes.[40]

December[edit]

  • 16 December – The Labour Party's Seema Malhotra retains the Feltham and Heston seat in south-west London for the party in a by-election sparked by the death of the previous MP.[41]
  • 27 December – The government plans to allow NHS hospitals to use up to 49% of their hospital beds and theatre time for private patients.[42]

Predicted and scheduled events[edit]

September[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  38. ^ "Four Metropolitan Police officers stabbed in London". BBC News (BBC). 19 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  39. ^ "Tens of thousands in England on strike over pensions". BBC News (BBC). 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  40. ^ "Labour wins Feltham and Heston by-election". BBC News (BBC). 16 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  41. ^ "'Planned 49% limit' for NHS private patients in England". BBC News (BBC). 27 December 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  42. ^ Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite dies aged 64 BBC News, 3 January 2011
  43. ^ Actress Susannah York dies at 72 BBC News, 16 January 2011